A fascinating session featured acumen7 member Louisa Pavis. Louisa, COO and Head of Advisory at Apater Capital, Director of a Residents’ Company, NED for an Automation Consultancy and freelance Executive Coach, posed the question: “Are you ready for exponential change?” A fact-packed presentation covered areas such as trends set to impact business growth, the 9 game-changers, skills for the future and technology/humanity in the next 10 years. Louisa stated that the human element needs to come through strongly, to complement the rise of computer learning and AI. The opportunities to change the world are bigger than ever before.

Louisa is an accredited and published transformation and change expert who exploits digital and data insights to unlock human potential. A two-decade career has been spent analysing, innovating, creating, experimenting and doing, so people can be at their best. Having started as a graduate with a big four technology consultancy, Louisa most recently took up the COO and Head of Advisory role with Apater Capital, to accelerate fourth industrial revolution start-ups in digital, social media, pharma, retail, logistics, consumer products and esports. After success as Strategy and Change Director with the world’s largest bank where she improved employee engagement across Global Market Operations, positively disrupting c.3,000 employees’ experience and changed the future of work, Louisa founded SBD Transform in 2019. SBD Transform continues to deliver reimagined workspaces.